Inaugural Event
From the welcome letter to the first event:

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the first annual, Las Vegas International Accordion Convention. How quickly time passes, this event has been a little over a year in the planning and it seems like only yesterday when I began to plan. Little did I realize that there would be such an outpouring of love for the instrument we all revere." – Paul Pasquali.

This year's event featured:

  • Art Van Damme – Honorary Conductor
  • Peter Soave
  • Gina & Romany Rye – Master of Ceremonies
  • Tony Lovello
  • Jane Christison
  • Julian Labro
  • Steve Albini
  • Max Carl
  • Gordon Kohl
  • Arlene Boddicker
  • Murl Allen Sanders
  • Steve Balich
  • Larry Pino
  • Paul Pasquali – Event Organizer and Host